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Rep. Robert Wise Jr.

Former Representative for West Virginia’s 2nd District

Wise was the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2000.

He was previously the representative for West Virginia’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1983 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Robert Wise [D-WV2, 1993-2000]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wise is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Wise sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wise was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wise sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (20%) Law (18%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Wise’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Dec 2000, Wise missed 622 of 9,434 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: